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Aging L.A. Pop-Punk Band Inspires Long Island Slaughter Spree

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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A group of youngsters on Long Island went on a crime spree, assaulting a man at a bus stop and then harassing a woman in a BMW, "managing to get her cigarettes before she sped off," according to the local TV station. THOSE MONSTERS. Clearly they were influenced by the angry music of a band called the "Red Hot Chili Peppers"—one member of the posse of wilders was even wearing a satanic-looking T-shirt with the band's name. Wikipedia reveals this frightening, crime-inspiring band to be "a Grammy-award winning American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1983."

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